"Duke It Out!" Nutcracker

By Nichols Concert Hall (other events)

Saturday, December 10 2022 2:00 PM 3:00 PM CDT

Featuring Dance Chicago, Quintet Attacca, and members of Axiom Brass

This unique Nutcracker performance pits the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite in a spectacular side-by-side showdown. Curated by Dance Chicago, the program features members of Braeburn Brass and Music Institute of Chicago Ensemble-in Residence, Quintet Attacca. 

The performance is a family-friendly 60 minutes and is preceded by an interactive musical instrument petting zoo, when children ages 3 and older have a chance to try a range of instruments featured in the Tchaikovsky Nutcracker score, at 1 p.m.


By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

Nichols Concert Hall is currently operating at full capacity, subject to future changes mandated by the State of Illinois, CDC, or other applicable local authorities.

Nichols Concert Hall is a "mask optional" facility.  If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 the day of an event, including fever, shortness of breath or coughing, do not attend the event.

Please note: All artists and staff on site must be fully vaccinated. Vaccinated performers and presenters are not required to wear masks while on stage.

Mailing Address

Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60201